Two Orange County Executives Appointed to Greater Irvine Board of Directors
Monday, November 01, 2021
Two executives from organizations in Orange County have been appointed to the Greater Irvine Chamber Board of Directors, Chris Arias, director of Business & Community Partnerships, MemorialCare, and Kathy Lamm, owner and operator of the Lamm Agency - Farmers Insurance. Their three-year term began Nov. 1.
Meet the new Board members:
“I am honored and humbled to join the Board of Directors of the Greater Irvine Chamber of Commerce,” Arias said. “The Chamber continues to be the premier resource for Orange County’s business community, and I am thrilled to work alongside such motivated and talented leaders dedicated to Irvine’s economic growth.”
Serving MemorialCare since 2014, Arias leads a team focused on building relationships with area employers, brokers, benefits consultants, health plan partners, and non-profit organizations in support of keeping our communities healthy. Previously, Arias served at UCI Health for two years. He has held roles in accounting, finance, internal audit and was a consultant for organizations including PIH Health Downey Hospital, the San Diego County Health & Human Services Dept., the Los Angeles County Healthcare system, and U.S. Department of the Treasury Department. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics and accounting from University of California, Santa Barbara.
"The Chamber has played a pivotal role in the growth of my business, the development of my professional network, and hands down, one of the best decisions I've made. I am grateful for such an amazing group of trusted peers and honored to be part of this great team,” Lamm said.
Lamm has more than 35 years of experience in financial services. She built the full-service insurance and financial services Lamm Agency - Farmers Insurance, to serve and protect individuals and business clients. Kathy has been a Greater Irvine Chamber member for nearly 10 years and is a long-term Leads Group member, serving in several leadership roles. Lamm serves as vice-chair on the Board of Leadership Tomorrow - Orange County. She earned an MBA from Pepperdine University, George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management.
“Chris Arias and Kathy Lamm bring valuable perspectives to the Greater Irvine Chamber’s diverse Board of Directors,” said Bryan Starr, president and CEO of the Greater Irvine Chamber. “Their input will serve the Chamber well as they understand what makes Irvine the ideal environment for organizations in their respective fields to achieve their goals and grow. We are proud to welcome Chris and Kathy to serve on our Board of Directors alongside other leading Orange County executives.”
2021-2022 Board of Directors Executive Committee:
Carlos Oregon – Chair
President/CEO, Thinkbox Technology Group
Paul Simonds – Vice Chair
Vice President, Curt Pringle & Associates
Diane Blake – Committee Chair, Hotel Improvement District
General Manager, Sonesta Irvine
Kate Klimow – Member at Large
Chief Administrative Officer & Director of External Relations, UCI Beall Applied Innovation
Kelley Lee – Committee Chair, Government Affairs
Government Relations Manager, Local Public Affairs, SoCalEdison
Brian Montes - Committee Chair, Economic Vitality Council
Founder, Scaleocity Works
Eric Morgan – Member at Large
Vice President, Community Affairs, FivePoint
Barry Rodolff – General Counsel
President, The Rodolff Law Firm, APC
Scott Schultz – Treasurer
Financial Services Professional, Axiom Financial and Insurance Solutions
2021-2022 Board of Directors Members:
Vivian Atkinson, Owner, Express Employment Professionals
Mayssa Attar, Vice President, Non-Clinical Pharmacology, Allergan, an AbbVie company
Andrew Bernstein, Shareholder, Jackson Tidus
Massis Chahbazian, President and CEO, The Printery
Susan DeGrassi, VP, Administration & Cause, Antis Roofing & Waterproofing
Barry Draskovich, PMP, Vice President, Program and Contract Management, Parker Hannifin Corporation, Parker Aerospace
Rachel D. Lee, Head of Local and Finance Partnerships, Google
Jeff Garner, President of Business Relations, Orange County Soccer Club
Janeen Hill, Dean, Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, Chapman University Rinker Health Science Campus
Dov Lazarus, Shareholder, HBLA Certified Public Accountants, Inc.
Dianne Markis, General Manager, Marriott Irvine Spectrum
Nisha Morris, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, City of Hope Orange Coast
Scott Norton, Director Strategic Partnerships, Hoag Health
Lanae O’ShieldsPublic Affairs Manager, SoCal Gas
Tania Peña, Chief Brand Officer, OmniPrint International, Inc.
Robert Santana, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange County
Lisa Thomas, Principal / CEO, Main Street Marketing Partners
Category: Greater Irvine Chamber, Board of Directors, Orange County, MemorialCare